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Ventricular system and extra ventricular CSF spaces show mild prominence, suggestive of mild cerebral atrophy. Patient can't walk. Age 26 years male.?

Ventricular system and extra ventricular CSF spaces show mild prominence, suggestive of mild cerebral atrophy.
Patient can't walk. Age 26 years male.?

See another cause: Men in their twenties may have mild cerebral atrophy from alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, birth injury, some other cause, or an overread by a radiologist. None of these will stop him from walking. Look for another explanation. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes. ?

My CT scan result shows - right frontal lobe subcortical white matter tiny chronic infarct- and mild cerebral atrophic changes.                     ?

THAT RESULT IS: Consistent with small blood vessel atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease. Very common in patients with hypertension and or diabetes, but unusual if younger than 50-60-70's. ...Read more

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What is mild generalized cerebral atrophy? What causes it?

What is mild generalized cerebral atrophy? What causes it?

? concern: Do you at age 38, have cerebral atrophy? Would get this checked out ASAP. Seen with aging, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, repetitive brain injury, and variety of other problems. If this is YOU, see a neurologist, as you need help!! ...Read more

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My niece,3yrs, has been diagnosed pf mild generalised cerebral atrophy in CT scan...what does this mean?she has been suffering from fever since 10 day

My niece,3yrs, has been diagnosed pf mild generalised cerebral atrophy in CT scan...what does this mean?she has been suffering from fever since 10 day

Depends: The answer to your question should come from the doctor who ordered the CT scan. He/she would take in consideration the other symptoms your child has and the index of suspicion he/she had he/she overact he test. There must be other tests done too. And if there is still no answer, your daughter would probably be referred to a neurologist ...Read more

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I am 40 and this year in jan diagnosed in mri with mild diffues cerebral atrophy. what to do i fear no treatment now i am taking steroids but no good?

I am 40 and this year in jan diagnosed in mri with mild diffues cerebral atrophy. what to do i fear no treatment  now i am taking steroids but no good?

Doubt the diagnosis: The diagnosis of mild cerebral atrophy is doubtful. This is often based on MRI findings and it tends to have no clinical significance. There is probably no need for steroid treatment. It would be a good idea to obtain a second opinion and formal consultation about this matter. ...Read more

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My father is 69 and is diagnosed with mild cerebellum and cerebral atrophy. Please suggest the precautions and medications?

My father is 69 and is diagnosed with mild cerebellum and cerebral atrophy. Please suggest the precautions and medications?

Fall and balance : Loss of balance and falls are major risk with cerebellum degeneration. Get his gait evaluated by neurologists and physical therapy expert. Get a Walker to prevent falls. ...Read more

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My father who is 62 years old is diagnosed with mild cerebral cortical atrophy after an MRI. What is its treatment and is it fatal.

None: Mild cerebral atrophy usually is a condition that arises from aging. There is no known treatment for this, it is not fatal. ...Read more

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Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy of uncertain nature in 24 yr old male doc said all looked normal/should be just fine and gave riboflavin?

Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy of uncertain nature  in 24 yr old male doc said all looked normal/should be just fine and gave riboflavin?

At your age: Might consider that there was some relative hypoxia during gestation or at labor and delivery. Unlikely this is an early presentation of genetic alzheimer's, and unless there is significant alcohol abuse or malnutrition, thiamine deficiency would also be unlikely. Some families exhibit various spinocerebellar degenerations, and a partial genetic expression may explain the atrophy. ...Read more

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CT scan report findings: "Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy." please suggest medication Age 78 years?

CT scan report findings: "Mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy." please suggest medication Age 78 years?

Mild atrophy: at your age is common, age-related, and likely within the range of normal for 78. Like age-related changes everywhere else in the body, unfortunately there is no cure. ...Read more

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My 11 months nephew had seizures. His EEG test came out normal, CT scan result reports he has mild cerebral and cerebellar atrophy, how it happened?

About EEG, seizure: If there is atrophy (means smaller than normal) please see a pediatric neurologist. Eeg's can be normal in the context of seizures for many reasons. If they are abnormal, they are often helpful, but treating your nephew clinically is most important, and eeg's are a first step to diagnosis with prolonged studies or other types of eeg's as a next step. ...Read more